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Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« on: Monday 01 July 13 16:42 BST (UK) »
Inspired by your enthusiasm for the topics "On this day in ....
I have now created a new database in the RootsChat Reference Library for your
   
              Ancestral Anniversaries

In addition to the monthly topics, you can now also enter a short description of your ancestors' anniversaries in the database.

To start it off (and to test it) I have extracted the data from the topic "On this day in  November" and entered it in the database.  (All contributors, please check for the usual typos and transcription errors  ;D ).  The first entries on that topic were from 5th November.

Enjoy,
Bob


Access to the database is through
>> Reference Library (link at bottom of every RootsChat page)
>> Ancestral Anniversaries
or
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/otday/index.php

Help Page:
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/otday/otd-help.php?show=gi#gi
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 July 13 07:27 BST (UK) »
Just a reminder:  you can use the data from November to see how it works :)

Click on "Reference Library" (link at bottom of every RootsChat page)

Reference Library  Ancestral Anniversaries Quick Search On this day in .... Nov
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 July 13 21:03 BST (UK) »
Just a reminder:  you can use the data from November to see how it works :)

Click on "Reference Library" (link at bottom of every RootsChat page)

Reference Library  Ancestral Anniversaries Quick Search On this day in .... Nov
On mobile version there is not a link at the bottom of each page though
Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 July 13 07:17 BST (UK) »
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On mobile version there is not a link at the bottom of each page though
That's a pity :(  -  you will have to make a note of the link in your favourites.

Bob
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 July 13 09:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you - in my opinion this has huge potential for linking researchers and ancestral families.  As it is still under develoment, is there any chance of including a sequencing feature, especially on precise date but on surname and place as well if possible?

Thanks again.

peter
Richard Wernham (Berkshire 18th century),
William Hissey (1805 to 1813, Hampstead Norris),
Kapirin (Siberia 19th Century),
Kitching 1850,
Mary Howse born 1806 ish,
Chris Truelove marr. John Pocock 2-7-1696, Kintbury, Berks

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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 July 13 16:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Peter,

Thank you for your feedback.

If you go to the Advanced Search you can search for surnames and places there. I intend to add date fields in the search later.

regards,
Bob
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 July 13 16:58 BST (UK) »
I have now added the date to the "advanced search". You can search on day, month, or year or any combinations thereof.

I've also added the date to the output order, so that if you have entered the dates of your ancestor's marriage, birth, burial, baptism and death (in that or any other order), they will now be displayed in the chronological order of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial.

Bob
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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 July 13 17:43 BST (UK) »
Excellent - thanks again.  How about a search by event type as well? No gratitude!

In terms of populating the database, is there any chance of a batch update? Also (if such a facility can be provided is there any problem with harvesting the data from the other "On this day" collections? (I mean me doing it manually).

Thanks again, peter
Richard Wernham (Berkshire 18th century),
William Hissey (1805 to 1813, Hampstead Norris),
Kapirin (Siberia 19th Century),
Kitching 1850,
Mary Howse born 1806 ish,
Chris Truelove marr. John Pocock 2-7-1696, Kintbury, Berks

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Re: Database: Ancestral Anniversaries ("On this day in ...")
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 July 13 20:04 BST (UK) »
I think a search by event would bring up too many hits ... but I'm willing to be convinced if others think it's a good idea ... maybe in conjunction with at least one other search field ?
(memo to self: add a paging feature for the output, if more than XX results ?)

"batch update"  ? - if you would like to transcribe the data to an excel table, I could then convert and transfer that directly to the database.

and/or "Harvesting the other topics" ? - same as above, if you (or any one else) would like to transcribe the data to an excel table, I could then convert and transfer that directly to the database. (hint, use the "print" button to make a copy of the whole topic in an editor, before you start  :) )

regards,
Bob
Any UK Census Data included in this post is Crown Copyright (see: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk)

My research interests (and data found) can be seen on my website:   http://www.margulies-chronicles.com/